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Case for cutting your bridal party

Case for cutting your bridal party

We’ve always been led to believe that navigating the trials and tribulations of wedding planning is made all the more bearable with our best friends by our side…Yet, when push comes to shove and it’s time to make the big calls, having plenty of people (and their opinions) around can just muddy the waters. 

We’ve outlined the case for weathering the wedding storm toute-seule…

- Less bickering between friends: bridal party obligations can become exhausting and divisive when dealing with a close-knit group of friends, don’t run the risk of friendship friction by keeping the planning and the partying separate.

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- If you love keeping things dramatic, walking down the aisle without an introductory army ahead of you will work a charm.
- You won't risk having to let any loved ones down by choosing between friends.
With the budget saved on affordable bridesmaid dresses, gifts and travel, there is more to allocate elsewhere (ie: shoes or champagne).

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- Choosing to tackle the ceremony with only your soon-to-be husband by your side can make for a beautifully intimate affair between the two of you. 
- Keeping your friends around for support without any obligation to be present at every occasion will allow them to really enjoy the celebration for what it is, completely sans pressure.

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- Trying to co-ordinate a bridal party's schedule for pre-wedding occasions like dress fittings can become a battle in itself. That's not to say you can take your friends along if and when it suits.
- Bonus Pro: less people to call you out for being a little bit of a bride-zilla.